Current Issue

STEM Education News

March 24, 2015

In this issue:


National News & Opinion

The White House announced May 23 that President Obama will call for $240 M in federal funding to boost studies in STEM.  Article here from the Associated Press.

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on March 10 introduced the “ Next Generation (NextGen) High Schools  Act” to help boost traditionally underserved students’ participation in career and technical education programs.  Find S. 696 here as introduced, and find Baldwin’s press release here.

Likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he has “backbone” on Common Core.  Article from the New York Times.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Assessment (PISA) last week published The ABC of Gender Equality.  Read the brief New York Times analysis here, which provides an overview of the report’s findings on the status of education for girls and boys in industrialized countries around the world.  Read the Washington Post coverage here.

Opinion:  Title I:  Time to Get It Right, from the Center for Reinventing Public Education.

From the States

Kentucky:  End federal budget cuts; invest in science, the future.  Op Ed from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Around the World

US Embassy to Barbados underscores STEM Education with the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Launch.  Article from the Barbados Advcate.

US Embassy in Qatar:  Robotics Engineer Inspires Innovation, Collaboration, and STEM Education.


The first annual Earth Educators’ Rendezvous will be held July 13-17 at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Learn more about the event and register here.  Early bird registration ends April 13.

Check out the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education full calendar of STEM events.